"Mum loves me being famous! She is so excited and proud, as she had me so young and couldn't support me, so I am living her dream, it's sweeter for both of us. It's her 40th birthday soon and I'm going to buy her 40 presents."
"God gave us the gift of life it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well."Adele on Voltaire
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."Adele on Oprah Winfrey
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me."Adele on Jim Valvano
"I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity."Adele on Eleanor Roosevelt
"The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance."Adele on Brian Tracy
"People are starting to go on about my weight but I'm not going to change my size because they don't like the way I look."
"There is nothing that would upset me more than my dad being bribed by the press. It's like, 'Just let them run it, then. Don't you give them ammunition.'"
"It's never been an issue for me - I don't want to go on a diet, I don't want to eat a Caesar salad with no dressing, why would I do that? I ain't got time for this, just be happy and don't be stupid. If I've got a boyfriend and he loves my body then I'm not worried."
"In five years' time I'd like to be a mum. I want to settle down and have a family, definitely sooner rather than later. I'd like to have finished my second album too, maybe even my third. I'd like a sound that sticks around that other people are inspired by and that people know is me."
"I just want to make music, I don't want people to talk about me. All I've ever wanted to do was sing. I don't want to be a celebrity. I don't want to be in people's faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazine that I haven't even known I'm on."